Harbhajan Singh took six wickets to guide India to 10 wicket victory for New Zealand's fourth day, first Test in Hamilton. Sachin Tendulkar's 160 run stand had put visitors in a strong position yesterday as they finished first innings with 520 runs for the 241 run lead. A defiant ninth-wicket partnership between Brendon McCullum and Iain O'Brien, only delayed the inevitable, since their 76-run stand pushed hosts is 279 and forced the India bat again, but only need to win 39.
Gautam Gambhir, who was 30 not and Rahul Dravid (eight), then quickly hidden profits in 5.2 moves. It was the first victory in India in this country 33 years, and means that they will lead the three match series 1-0.
When damage occurs Tendulkar yesterday, Harbhajan proved New Zealand's main tormentor today, he took over the six 63 28 years. 28-year-old rejected Martin Guptil before stumps yesterday, and then Jesse Ryder this morning, before three wickets after lunch, and then removing Iain O'Brien is the last session.
Hosts again this morning, three 75 Daniel Flynn on 24, alongside Ross Taylor. The two had made a solid start before Taylor fell to four, when he slashed Munaf Patel delivery structure directly to Virender Sehwag at gully. Ryder came SEARCH impose himself immediately, he hit a four off the second ball, before it became four and six off Zaheer Khan. Flynn, meantime, reached his third Test half-century from 118 balls.
But Ryder was trapped LBW by Harbhajan in 52 over after the innings 21 off 27 balls leaving the hosts with McCullum and captain Daniel Vettori as their batsmen for the afternoon session. All-rounder James Franklin was 14 when he ballooned Harbhajan delivery structure towards Munaf point to make an easy catch.
Flynn (67) was the next victim Harbahajn when he saw his contribution Valiant stopped soon after, you get a thin inside edge on pad allows Gautam Gambhir made a simple catch. Who brought McCullum and Vettori with the whole crease, and they fought for an eight-wicket stand at 38 until the second side of the outer pad catch was chosen out of MS Dhoni, will bring an end to the New Zealand captain's innings 21 with 199 hosts eight.
McCullum then offered a stout resistance alongside O'Brien and the pair set about erasing the Indian lead and force them to bat again to seal victory. This resistance was closed O'Brien (14) was caught VVS Laxman from Harbhajan delivery structure before McCullum fell to 84, soon after he received a thick top edge is Laxman short fine-leg.